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Old 08-15-2007, 10:26 AM
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I Have a 1983, 944, 2,5. It is as standard as can be.

Our clubmembers are going to have 800m sprints in a little coastal town in October. Nothing serious but a big competition between the members themselves.

I heard through the grapevine that one of the members tuns his 944's fuel mixture screw 1.5 turns richer for the competition. Ok that I can also do but one of my friends recommend that I go and buy 25 litres of 102 octane petrol and use this as wel. On my car's fuelcap is a sticker that states "98 octane Minimum".

My question is will it damage my enjin or fuelsystem if I do that?

The second question is what else can I do to outrun my club rivals?
 
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Old 08-15-2007, 12:50 PM
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You can run higher octane if you want, but unless you change the timing, it won't do a bit of good. 944's have a fixed timing, so that is the problem.
 
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Old 08-16-2007, 05:32 AM
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Porche Doc,

Thanks for that advise, but the highest octane grade petrol availablein my country is 95 LRP. (Lead Repalcement Petrol).

I was just thinking....................
 
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Old 08-16-2007, 06:14 AM
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For 800m I'd take the air filter out. It's probably the biggest restriction in breathing. Also raising the tire pressure as high as you can.
 
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Old 08-16-2007, 12:24 PM
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wdonovan,

And why did'nt I thought of that![:@]

Thanks very much!!!!!
 
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Old 08-16-2007, 12:56 PM
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ORIGINAL: Toffie10

Porche Doc,

Thanks for that advise, but the highest octane grade petrol availablein my country is 95 LRP. (Lead Repalcement Petrol).

I was just thinking....................
Lol, what country are you located in?

Also, keep in mind that 98 octane rating is a RON rating. I know the United states uses an RON+MON/2 rating, which is actually lower than the RON rating used in Germany and the rest of the world.
 
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Old 08-16-2007, 01:34 PM
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Porchedoc.

South Africa.

I Don't understand your explanation of the fuel ratings.
 
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